what our clients say

“The Defy team is phenomenal! I’ve been working with Jared on running related injuries, and since day one I have felt like I receive quality attention and care. Not only have I returned to running consistently, but I have also learned a lot about my body. As a result, I feel more knowledgeable, stronger, and like I am set up for long term success with my fitness. Thank you, Jared, Julie, Dee, Hope and everyone else that contributes to this welcoming space. It is always a joy to come here. If you are looking for injury rehabilitation, have an interest in learning about your body, and want support to be your best, active self then I recommend Defy."
Vanessa Cunningham
“I saw Jenny for a Pelvic Physio Assessment and she was extremely helpful. Within the first appointment she was able to listen carefully and guide me on making some changes within my movement patterns to help me get the most out of my CrossFit and Weight Lifting training! Highly recommend her if you are postpartum and want great guidance on returning to higher intensity training."
“We had a great experience at Defy Sports Performance and Physiotherapy. My daughter had some sport-related strains and the therapist worked with her one on one to assess her issues and to created targeted exercises to help resolve them. The facility is bright and comfortable, lots of parking, and really knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff."
Robin Milhausen
"This place deserves more than 5 stars. Highly recommended!! The staffs are very nice and friendly especially to my physiotherapist 'Danielle'. She is amazing. She did a really great job of my right shoulder which I hurt from snowboarding. I misaligned my collarbone and everything hurts which I could barely raise and move my right arms and shoulder. Thanks to Danielle! Thanks to Defy! You are absolutely awesome!!❤ I am now back to normal with my daily activities."
Ai Paeste
"Jenny was an absolute dream to work with for my physio treatment. She asks great questions and is incredibly thorough. I always felt comfortable and like she really listened to what I was saying about my body. Everything is tailored to you and your goals. Highly reccomend!"
Pelvic Health Physiotherapy
"I was referred to Joel Dixon for some back and neck pain that has been persisting for several years following several head injuries. I almost resigned myself that it would always be there, after having seen multiple specialists to try to alleviate the pain with no lasting results. Within a few sessions I was almost good-as-new, and am seeing persistent relief! Highly, highly recommend, thanks Joel!"
Sepehr Ghavam
"Defy Physio exceeded my expectations! I began seeing Julie when I started running a couple years ago and was met with continuous encouragement and practical strategies to address current challenges and prevent future issues. Highly recommend, regardless of where you're at on your health and wellness journey!"
Erin Genge
"I have been doing physio with Matt on my ankle which has given me trouble consistently for years. It rolls very easily and I've suffered many sprains over the years. In the last 4 weeks we have massively improved both strength and stability and my ankle hasn't felt as good in years. With Matts help we hit all the goals in our plan and today I started crossfit which is huge for me. Thanks to Matt and Defy for a job well done."
Rory Mc
"Jared Lando, Guelph Physiotherapist, came highly recommended to us by our child’s coach. Jared carried out a very thorough evaluation and, throughout the whole of the recovery and rehabilitation process, kept our child engaged and eager to complete the assigned exercises. Whilst I was originally hesitant when appointments moved to an online format due to COVID-19 restrictions, this was unfounded. By the time we emerged from lockdown and training resumed, the injury was healed and strength and function were also much better than before the injury. We are so glad that we followed up on the recommendation!

Julie Brandon, GuelphPhysiotherapist, was recommended by Jared after I asked who was the best person to help me following an arm injury shovelling snow. While resting it had helped, I realized that it would remain more susceptible to re-injury. Julie not only helped with pain reduction and restoration of function but also successfully diagnosed and resolved an older and ongoing hand issue I had resigned myself to having to work around. A+++ and one very happy customer! Thank you so much Julie for helping me build back better and stronger.

Dee Begin, Guelph Athletic Therapist, offers fantastic, accessible and very cost-effective strength and training programs. As a self-confessed “I know I need to exercise but…..” person it proved to be a great way to get me back in. Dee is extremely knowledgeable and has helped me develop, build good technique and, to my surprise, has kept me coming back! Dee is incredibly attentive and creative in adapting exercises and programs to get the best out of each participant. Moving with more strength and freedom has been a beautiful thing to regain.

We were recommended to Defy Physiotherapy in Guelph by our child’s coach and we whole-heartedly recommend them. It truly is a team environment, very welcoming, encouraging and supportive. In addition, they run seminars and workshops covering a broad range of topics and are a great add-on offering.
Sarah Milne
Athletic Therapy + Physiotherapy